Have you ever lost the spelling bee? Share the word that will forever haunt you.
  1. Velocity
    Third grade. Pretty much my only memory from this time. It was me and one other boy, and whoever won would go to the regional level competition. I spelled velocity with an "s". I will literally never forget this. The end.
  2. Independent
    6th grade. My crush won the spelling bee though, so I like to think I did it for her. I still don't know how to spell it tbh
    Suggested by @lesbian
  3. occupancy
    5th grade, and only because the reader (I kid you not) pronounced it "ah-CUE-pussy"
    Suggested by @vessel
  4. Ombudsman
    Dammit. I spelled it with an "a." This was for the COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP. I'm still not over it.
    Suggested by @alligeeshow
  5. Levee (5th grade), partridge (6th grade)
    We don't have these things in north Florida
    Suggested by @randi
  6. Missile
    Spelled it "mistle" like "thistle". Probably because I was reading a lot of Louis L'Amour books at the time. But it's chill cuz I won the next year with "spaghetti".
    Suggested by @ladyboss
  7. Raspberry
    Second grade. That "p" still makes no fucking senses.
    Suggested by @irenebean
  8. I never mispel anything
    Suggested by @swedishmaid
  9. I don't remember the word, just that it was an ible/able situation. And that I cried.
    Suggested by @jennifergster
  10. Mosquito
    4th grade spelling bee. I could've had it all but I went and added a damn "e" on the end.
    Suggested by @madisongable
  11. Stethoscope
    I'm so disappointed in myself...
    Suggested by @eclecticmouse
  12. Business
    Maybe 3rd grade?
    Suggested by @edge
  13. Mahogany
    Spelled it mohagany.
    Suggested by @Zeealist
  14. Chalk (5th grade) and Census (6th grade)
    I actually knew how to spell these words but I just got nervous 😞
    Suggested by @shreyasaurus
  15. Fashion
    Rushed because I was so confident and ended up saying "c" instead of "s" even though I KNEW it was wrong. Tried to backtrack but the principal wouldn't let me and I was mortified. Luckily my opponent went for "f-a-s-h-o-n" so I was still in the game. Lost later for a word I don't remember because fachion was still haunting me.
    Suggested by @allysonarno
  16. Nephelometer
    First of all, I love that auto-correct jumped in for me. I am a very strong speller. In eighth grade, I advanced to the all-Europe competition. The winner of that round went to the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. (I'm a military brat). I didn't take studying seriously and I wish I had. Because I knew "nefelometer" was incorrect but I didn't know how to FIX it. And as soon as it was spelled back to me correctly, I felt stupid for not figuring out the "ph" of the word. I'm mostly over it.
    Suggested by @rulesofjinx
  17. Porcelain
    I still don't know how to spell this word.
    Suggested by @itsamaya
  18. Pyramid
    Third grade. I knew it was with a Y, but I said I... 🙄
    Suggested by @celestestelle
  19. Maintenance. Sorry I'm stupid but this one gets me every time.
    Suggested by @dubstep